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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 7, 2012 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Home Before Daylight

I though the book was eye opening with all the brutish, ugly behavior of the crew, but so honest, and self depreciating, that I can't dislike Parish .
As for Garica's "Persian" use, I was under the impression, it started during the 75 hiatus, with pressures of the failing record company, women problems, editing the movie, and desire to get (a little) away from cocaine . But I may be wrong . I do know it wasn't just, Heroin , and unfiltered Camels, I have several people tell me he would show up at a "party" with a briefcase full of all sort of chemical entertainments . I like how Steve makes the distinction between the early days of "communal" drugs (pot, LSD, nitrous ) and , the latter selfish "my stash" , "powder" drugs ( coke, heroin ) , and how that change affected the band .
Some great music came out of period's when they ( esp. Garcia) were pathetically besotted with drugs of some sort These books make you keep this in mind ..But even at his worse, Jerry could somehow have moment of great profundity . Uggghhh .